Fulvio Ferrari


Photo by Lasse Wind Pedersen

“No, I am not an architect” he told me with his soft cultivated voice, “I became a chemist because I am fascinated by the kind of magic that is represented in the chemistry laboratory”. Fulvio Ferrari is a true magician, but he is much more, this unique man – the soul of Museo Casa Mollino in Torino.

He describes himself the inventor of the very concept of modern antiques within decorative arts; but he is also the creator of light, of ingenious mechanical lamps, but most of all he master the virtuosity of life, his life wisdom illuminating our inner dreams.

A grand protector and researcher of Carlo Mollino, whom he and his son Napoleone Ferrari has devoted their life to honour.

In the early 1980’s Fulvio worked as art and antique dealer and rediscovered Italian Radical post-war design, but he has been working with intriguing many areas. Once the owner of a famous eating place in Liguria, and he worked for years as gallerist being a connisseur collector. He was a good friend of Toni Cordero whom he asked to design his gallery and later his apartment, not to forget Ettore Sottsass who’s work he also protect and cherish.